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Embodying Sankofa: 5 African artists influenced by historyEmbodying Sankofa: 5 African artists influenced by history

Posted By Elizabeth Jacobs

Zimbabwean designer Saki Mafundikwa has a powerful vision for the future of African art. As the founder of the Zimbabwe Institute of Vigital Arts (ZIWA), Mafundikwa is working to bring African art back to its roots. ZIWA, the first school of graphic design in Zimbabwe, and one of the first schools to emphasize the use […]

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How to survive without air. Or, David Blaine: visualized!How to survive without air. Or, David Blaine: visualized!

Posted By Helen Walters

Check this out: a rather cool visualization of a TED Talk, courtesy of the Brazilian culture and science magazine Superinteressante. Each month, the magazine’s editors will take one of TED’s talks and give it to their graphic wizards to interpret in any way they see fit, adding a visual design element to presentations that have […]

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The story of writing in Africa: Saki Mafundikwa at TED2013The story of writing in Africa: Saki Mafundikwa at TED2013

Posted By Helen Walters

Saki Mafundikwa founded the Zimbabwe Institute of Vigital Arts, ZIVA, a Bauhaus-style school focused on African heritage. (“Vigital” denotes visual arts taught using digital tools.) It’s the first graphic design and new media college in the nation, and he wanted his students to understand the power of design–and in particular to understand “the long tradition of writing” […]

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4 efforts to diffuse conflict in Israel with art4 efforts to diffuse conflict in Israel with art

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Israeli graphic designer Ronny Edry has always loved posting images on Facebook, most of them garnering just a few random likes from his friends. But on March 15, he posted an image that got a different kind of reaction. The image showed him holding his young daughter, an Israeli flag in her hand. In comic […]